On my short list for my retirement project is, amongst others, the Titan Tornado. Looking at various videos and forum posts the tail feathers get very close to the ground both on take-off rotation and the landing flare. Some damage has been done in some cases, even on fairly smooth, regular surfaces, let alone the potential on a more 'challenging' strip ..... and so my question;
What are the pro's and con's of going for a 'T' tail design in this situation. Apart from looking good (subjective, I know), it would seem to help eliminate a slight negative factor in the original design.
What additional factors have to be catered for structuraly and aerodynamicaly in considering such a design ? Even a mid set horizontal stabaliser might be an option.
Any comments please.